Summer 2020 Staying Connected

Barnard Magazine


Throughout her wide-ranging career, Maryam Banikarim ’89, P’21 — a 2020 Gala honoree and 2019 Columbia Alumni medal recipient — has always been an intrepid storyteller. 

“I know this isn’t the Reunion we all expected,” said Rona Wilk ’91, chair of the AABC Reunion Committee. “I know this isn’t the Reunion we wanted. It is the Reunion we have, to celebrate the amazing Milestone classes and gather together the global community that is Barnard. Barnard strong means helping each other through this.” To stay connected with classmates, access the Summer issue's Class Notes.  

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Since starting her scholarship fund, Lida Orzeck ’68, founder and CEO of the lingerie company Hanky Panky, has played a critical role in the education and lives of numerous Barnard students, as her recent scholarship recipient Aliza Amsellem ’20 can attest. The two women filled us in on their close friendship and how the scholarship aid has created a sense of community while championing the next generation of strong Barnard women. 

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Barnard recognized eight extraordinary alumnae whose professional achievements and contributions to the College embody the Barnard spirit. Because Reunion couldn’t take place in person this year due to COVID-19, we’ve honored them with an interactive book. To learn more about our incredible alumnae community, read the Class Notes in our digital only Summer issue. 

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Also in this issue...

President Sian Beilock

President Sian Leah Beilock discusses how Barnard's curriculum will invite students to work as problem solvers and innovators to address the pressing issues we face today and effect meaningful change. 

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